The University of Mary will recognize three outstanding alumni at its annual Alumni Recognition Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Friday, Oct. 4.
Anthony (Tony) Hollar, '99 and '01, will be honored with the University of Mary Bell Banner Award, which recognizes alumni for modeling the Benedictine values of respect, hospitality, moderation, service, community and prayer.
A native of Glendive, Mont., Hollar grew up in Beach, N.D., and is the co-owner of Advanced Physical Therapy in Bismarck, with satellite clinics in Beach and Steele, as well as the Healthways clinic.
After earning his undergraduate degree in biology in 1999 and his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2001, Hollar began his career at HealthSouth Sports Medicine, first in Fargo, then in Colby, Wis., and Brainerd, Minn., before opening Advanced Physical Therapy in Bismarck in 2009.
A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Hollar's awards include HealthSouth's Rising Star Award in 2003 and its Gold Star Award in 2004. In 2011, he was named one of Bismarck's "40 under 40," recognizing community leaders and entrepreneurs under age 40.
University of Mary Presidential Leadership Awards will go to Dr. Melody Schopp and Sister Rosanne Zastoupil. The award is given to alumni for distinguished achievements as servant leaders regionally, nationally or internationally.
Schopp, '76 and '95, was appointed Secretary of Education for South Dakota in 2011. As a member of the Governor's cabinet, she oversees 151 school districts, four technical institutes and various co-ops within the state and works on large-scale student initiatives. During legislative sessions, Schopp writes, analyzes and testifies on education bills.
Schopp grew up in North Dakota and Colorado and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1976 and a Master of Education in Elementary Education in 1995, both from U-Mary. She has worked with the South Dakota Department of Education since 2000 and as adjunct faculty for Montana State University, Black Hills State University and the University of South Dakota. A member of numerous task forces appointed by the Governor, she was recently elected treasurer of the Education Commission of the States.
-- Sister Rosanne Zastoupil, '68 and '96, a member of the first freshman class at Priory High School in 1959, began working as the school's Director of Financial Aid in 1973, a position she held for 25 years. Sister Rosanne has been the Director of Payroll and Benefits for U-Mary since 2011, where she administers benefits for approximately 500 employees and several hundred student workers.
Born and raised in Dickinson, Sister Rosanne received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education in 1968 and a Master of Management degree in 1996.
A member of Annunciation Monastery, Sister Rosanne has been a board member of St. Alexius Medical Center since 1983, serving on committees and councils at St. Alexius, U-Mary and Annunciation. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Central Dakota Human Resources Association and the American Payroll Association.